Covering a large part of the tropical forest, the National Park of Guadeloupe on Basse-Terre allows you to easily discover nature that is still untouched . It hosts several species of animals, including a very rare species of iguanas that have thorny crests, very difficult to observe. At the crossroads of the underbrushes, you can often see a racoon or an agouti, another rodent that is becoming extinct. And although you meet some mongooses in the cultivated areas, the coastline is also a place preferred by birds: Cattle egrets, frigates and ortolans, while hummingbirds nest near homes to feed themselves. Finally, more disgusting than dangerous, the matoutou is a big hairy spider that belongs to the trapdoor spider family. In this living cathedral, the swampy coasts ease the expansion of mangroves.
No word better describes Guadeloupe National Park, which has an exceptional range of wildlife© Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE
The park plays a major role in the protection of the island's natural assets.© Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE
Guadeloupe National Park has been named a biosphere reserve by UNESCO. It contains the Soufrière volcano and Carbet Falls.© Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE
The flora in the national park is very diverse. There are over 1,000 different species.© Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE
The vegetation is the most varied in Basse-Terre. Few of the species, however, are endemic.© Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE